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Press release 27/02/2019

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Press release 23/01/2019

Response to GMC consultation on decision making and consent

Response to GMC consultation on decision making and consent

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Medical Protection has welcomed proposals by the GMC to update their guidance on Decision making and consent. Read more here.

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Press release 05/12/2018

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Educa...

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018

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The General Medical Council (GMC) published their State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018 report today. Read the response from Rob Hendry, Medical Director for Medical Protection.

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Press release 26/09/2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

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Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection comments on NHS England’s announcement on the Winter Indemnity Scheme.

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Press release 18/09/2018

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two senior doctors will shortly take up leadership roles at the Medical Protection Society (MPS). Professor Dame Jane Dacre will serve as President and Mr Ian Eardley as the new Chair of MPS Council.

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Press release 04/09/2018

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the...

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the Civil Liability Bill

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The House of Commons will debate The Civil Liability Bill for the first time on Tuesday 4th September, which includes reforms that could have more of an impact on the NHS than any other Bill during the past five years. The Medical Protection Society is calling on MPs not to water down proposals to reform how the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) is set and to allow the Bill to proceed quickly.

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Press release 20/06/2018

MPS comment on Government’s response to Sir Norman Williams Review of...

MPS comment on Government’s response to Sir Norman Williams Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter in healthcare

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Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Education Services Lead at MPS comments on the Government’s response to Sir Norman Williams Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter in healthcare.

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Press release 14/05/2018

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to introduce a state...

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to introduce a state-backed scheme for clinical negligence indemnity, for GPs in Wales

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Simon Kayll, CEO at the Medical Protection Society (MPS), commented on the Welsh Government's announcement of its intention to introduce a state-backed scheme for clinical negligence indemnity, for GPs in Wales

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Press release 02/05/2018

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has been instrumental in a revision to the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) red flag symptoms for cauda equina syndrome. The changes will help healthcare professionals diagnose the condition and make referrals earlier, enabling prevention of irreversible nerve damage and disability.

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Press release 05/04/2018

Unfair disciplinary procedures in NHS Trusts must be tackled to aid s...

Unfair disciplinary procedures in NHS Trusts must be tackled to aid shift to open learning culture

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Inconsistent and unfair disciplinary procedures in NHS Trusts across England must be addressed if we are to make a shift from a culture of fear in healthcare, to one of openness and learning, the Medical Protection Society (MPS) said today.

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Press release 28/03/2018

MPS response to Dr Bawa-Garba appeal news

MPS response to Dr Bawa-Garba appeal news

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MPS comments on the news that Dr Bawa-Garba's appeal has been granted

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Press release 20/03/2018

Fairer system for setting discount rate in England and Wales is welco...

Fairer system for setting discount rate in England and Wales is welcome news

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Justice Secretary David Gauke has unveiled plans to introduce the Civil Liability Bill to parliament. The new Bill includes changes to the way the discount rate is set.

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Press release 13/03/2018

English law on gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare must move...

English law on gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare must move towards Scottish position

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The law that is applied in gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) cases in healthcare should move towards Scotland’s comparable offence of Culpable Homicide, where charges are only brought against doctors if an act is proved to be intentional, reckless or grossly careless, the Medical Protection Society (MPS) said today.

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Press release 07/03/2018

MPS response to David Sellu MPTS outcome

MPS response to David Sellu MPTS outcome

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The MPTS has concluded that the GMC’s allegations against surgeon David Sellu, whose gross negligent manslaughter case was quashed in November 2016, are not proved.

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Press release 23/02/2018

New defences for pharmacists who make accidental medication errors sh...

New defences for pharmacists who make accidental medication errors should be extended to doctors

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Commenting on the announcement that the Department of Health and Social Care will look at new measures to tackle medication errors, Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Senior Medicolegal Adviser at the Medical Protection Society, said...

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Press release 15/02/2018

Commitment to fixed recoverable costs scheme is welcomed

Commitment to fixed recoverable costs scheme is welcomed

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The Government has announced that an expert group will be formed to work on introducing a new cap on the amount of costs that lawyers can recover in clinical negligence cases. The proposed cap will be applied to all cases up to £25,000 and will help to save the NHS up to £45 million a year.

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